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The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science
Seppälä, Emma M., Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Stephanie L. Brown, Monica C. Worline, C. Daryl Cameron, and James R. Doty (Eds)
Oxford University Press / Hardcover / 2017-11-01 / 0190464682
Psychology / Positive Psychology
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How do we define compassion? Is it an emotional state, a motivation, a dispositional trait, or a cultivated attitude? How does it compare to altruism and empathy? Chapters in this Handbook present critical scientific evidence about compassion in numerous conceptions. All of these approaches to thinking about compassion are valid and contribute importantly to understanding how we respond to others who are suffering.

Covering multiple levels of our lives and self-concept, from the individual, to the group, to the organization and culture, The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science gathers evidence and models of compassion that treat the subject of compassion science with careful scientific scrutiny and concern. It explores the motivators of compassion, the effect on physiology, the co-occurrence of wellbeing, and compassion training interventions. Sectioned by thematic approaches, it pulls together basic and clinical research ranging across neurobiological, developmental, evolutionary, social, clinical, and applied areas in psychology such as business and education. In this sense, it comprises one of the first multidisciplinary and systematic approaches to examining compassion from multiple perspectives and frames of reference.

With contributions from well-established scholars as well as young rising stars in the field, this Handbook bridges a wide variety of diverse perspectives, research methodologies, and theory, and provides a foundation for this new and rapidly growing field. It should be of great value to the new generation of basic and applied researchers examining compassion, and serve as a catalyst for academic researchers and students to support and develop the modern world.

Table of Contents

Preface
James R. Doty
Part One: Introduction
Chapter 1: The Landscape of Compassion: Definitions and Scientific Approaches
Jennifer L. Goetz and Emiliana Simon-Thomas
Chapter 2: Compassion in Context: Tracing the Buddhist Roots of Secular, Compassion-Based Contemplative Programs
Brooke D. Lavelle
Chapter 3: The Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis: What and So What?
C. Daniel Batson
Chapter 4: Is Global Compassion Achievable?
Paul Ekman and Eve Ekman
Part Two: Developmental Approaches
Chapter 5: Compassion in Children
Tracy L. Spinrad and Nancy Eisenberg
Chapter 6: Parental Brain: The Crucible of Compassion
James E. Swain and S. Shaun Ho
Chapter 7: Adult Attachment and Compassion: Normative and Individual Difference Components
Mario Mikulincer and Phillip R. Shaver
Chapter 8: Compassion-Focused Parenting
James N. Kirby
Part Three: Psychophysiological and Biological Approaches
Chapter 9: The Compassionate Brain
Olga M. Klimecki and Tania Singer
Chapter 10: Two Factors that Fuel Compassion: The Oxytocin System and the Social Experience of Moral Elevation
Sarina Rodrigues Saturn
Chapter 11: The Impact of Compassion Meditation Training on the Brain and Prosocial Behavior
Helen Y. Weng, Brianna Schuyler, and Richard J. Davidson
Chapter 12: Cultural neuroscience of compassion and empathy
Joan Y. Chiao
Chapter 13: Compassionate Neurobiology and Health
Stephanie L. Brown and R. Michael Brown
Chapter 14: The Roots of Compassion: An Evolutionary and Neurobiological Perspective
C. Sue Carter, Inbal Ben-Ami Bartal, and Eric C. Porges
Chapter 15: Vagal pathways: Portals to Compassion
Stephen W. Porges
Part Four: Compassion Interventions
Chapter 16: Empathy Building Interventions: A Review of Existing Work and Suggestions for Future Directions
Erika Weisz and Jamil Zaki
Chapter 17: Studies of Training Compassion: What Have We Learned, What Remains Unknown?
Alea C. Skwara, Brandon G. King, and Clifford D. Saron
Chapter 18: The Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Program
Philippe R. Goldin and Hooria Jazaieri
Chapter 19: From Specific to General: The Biological Effects of Cognitively-Based Compassion Training
Jennifer Mascaro, Lobsang Tenzin Negi, and Charles L. Raison
Part Five: Social Psychological and Sociological Approaches
Chapter 20: Compassion Collapse: Why We Are Numb to Numbers
C. Daryl Cameron
Chapter 21: The Cultural Shaping of Compassion
Birgit Koopman-Holm and Jeanne L. Tsai
Chapter 22: Enhancing compassion: Social psychological perspectives
Paul Condon and David DeSteno
Chapter 23: Empathy, compassion, and social relationships
Mark H. Davis
Chapter 24: The Class-Compassion Gap: How Socioeconomic Factors Influence Compassion
Paul K. Piff and Jake P. Moskowitz
Chapter 25: Changes Over Time in Compassion-Related Variables in the United States
Sasha Zarins and Sara Konrath
Chapter 26: To Help or Not to Help: Goal Commitment and the Goodness of Compassion
Michael J. Poulin
Part Six: Clinical Approaches
Chapter 27: Self-Compassion and Psychological Well-being
Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer
Chapter 28: Compassion Fatigue Resilience
Charles R. Figley and Kathleen Regan Figley
Chapter 29: Compassion Fears, Blocks and Resistances: An Evolutionary Investigation
Paul Gilbert and Jennifer Mascaro
Part Seven: Applied Compassion
Chapter 30: Organizational Compassion: Manifestations Through Organizations
Kim Cameron
Chapter 31: How Leaders Shape Compassion Processes in Organizations
Monica C. Worline and Jane E. Dutton
Chapter 32: Compassion in Healthcare
Sue Shea and Christos Lionis
Chapter 33: A Call for Compassion and Care in Education: Toward a More Comprehensive ProSocial Framework for the Field
Brooke D. Lavelle, Lisa Flook, and Dara G. Ghahremani
Chapter 34: Heroism: Social Transformation Through Compassion in Action
Philip G. Zimbardo, Emma Seppälä, and Zeno Franco
Chapter 35: Social Dominance and Leadership: The mediational effect of Compassion
Daniel Martin and Yotam Heineberg
Index

About the Editors:

Emma M. Seppälä, PhD, is Science Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. She is the author of The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success (2016).

Emiliana Simon-Thomas, PhD, is the Science Director at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center (GGSC). Among other initiatives, she runs the GGSC Research Fellowship program and co-instructs GG101x: The Science of Happiness.

Stephanie L. Brown, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stony Brook University. She was the lead editor on the edited volume Moving Beyond Self-Interest: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and the Social Sciences (OUP 2011).

Monica C. Worline, PhD, is a research scientist at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and Executive Director of CompassionLab. She is also the founder and CEO of EnlivenWork.

Daryl Cameron, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State University.

James R. Doty, MD, is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. He is a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and the New York Times bestselling author of Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart (2016).


Contributors:

Inbal Ben-Ami Bartal
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, USA

C. Daniel Batson
Department of Psychology
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas, USA

R. Michael Brown
Department of Psychology
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Washington, USA

Stephanie L. Brown
Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York, USA

C. Daryl Cameron
Department of Psychology
The Pennsylvania State University
State College, Pennsylvania, USA

Kim Cameron
Ross Management & Organizations Department
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

C. Sue Carter
The Kinsey Institute
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Joan Y. Chiao
Department of Psychology and Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program
Northwestern University
International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium
Highland Park, Illinois, USA

Paul Condon
Department of Psychology
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Richard J. Davidson
Center for Healthy Minds
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Mark H. Davis
Department of Psychology
Eckerd College
St. Peterburg, Florida, USA

David DeSteno
Department of Psychology
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

James R. Doty
The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
Department of Neurosurgery
Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA

Jane E. Dutton
Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Nancy Eisenberg
Department of Psychology
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona, USA

Eve Ekman
Osher for Integrative Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, USA

Paul Ekman
Department of Psychology
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, USA

Charles R. Figley
School of Social Work
Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Kathleen Regan Figley
School of Social Work
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Lisa Flook
Center for Healthy Minds
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Zeno Franco
Department of Family Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Christopher Germer
Harvard Medical School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Dara G. Ghahremani
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, USA

Paul Gilbert
The Compassionate Mind Foundation
Derby, England

Jennifer L. Goetz
Department of Psychology
Centre College
Danville, Kentucky, USA

Philippe R. Goldin
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
University of California, Davis
Davis, California, USA

Yotam Heineberg
The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA

Shao-Hsuan Shaun Ho
Department of Psychiatry
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York, USA

Hooria Jazaieri
Greater Good Science Center
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, USA

Brandon G. King
Department of Psychology
Center for Mind and Brain
University of California, Davis
Davis, California, USA

James N. Kirby
The School of Psychology
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia

Olga M. Klimecki
Swiss Center for Affective Sciences
Laboratory for the Study of Emotion Elicitation and Expression
Department of Psychology
University of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland

Sara Konrath
Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Indiana University
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA;
Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA;
Department of Psychiatry
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York, USA

Birgit Koopman-Holm
Psychology Department
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, California, USA

Brooke D. Lavelle
Courage of Care Coalition
Mind and Life Institute

Christos Lionis
Clinic of Social and Family Medicine
University of Crete
Crete, Greece

Daniel Martin
Department of Management
California State University, East Bay
Hayward, California, USA;
Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE)
Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA

Jennifer Mascaro
Division of Family and Preventive Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Mario Mikulincer
New School of Psychology
Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
Herzliya, Israel

Jake P. Moskowitz
Psychology & Social Behavior
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, USA

Kristin Neff
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas, USA

Lobsang Tenzin Negi
Department of Religion
Emory College
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Paul K. Piff
Department of Psychology and Social Behavior
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, USA

Eric C. Porges
Institute on Aging
Department of Aging & Geriatric Research
University of Florida, Gainesville
Gainesville, Florida, USA

Stephen W. Porges
Kinsey Institute
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Michael J. Poulin
Department of Psychology
SUNY University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York, USA

Charles L. Raison
Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Clifford D. Saron
Center for Mind and Brain
University of California, Davis
MIND Institute, University of California Davis Medical Center
Davis, California, USA

Sarina R. Saturn
Department of Psychological Sciences
University of Portland
Portland, Oregon, USA

Brianna Schuyler
Center for Healthy Minds
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Emma Seppälä
Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA;
Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Phillip R. Shaver
Department of Psychology
University of California, Davis
Davis, California, USA

Sue Shea
Faculty of Medicine
University of Crete
Crete, Greece

Emiliana Simon-Thomas
Greater Good Science Center
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, USA

Tania Singer
Department of Social Neuroscience
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science
Leipzig, Germany

Alea C. Skwara
Department of Psychology
Center for Mind and Brain
University of California, Davis
Davis, California, USA

Tracy L. Spinrad
T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona, USA

James E. Swain
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York, USA;

Jeanne L. Tsai
Department of Psychology
Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA

Erika Weisz
Department of Psychology
Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA

Helen Y. Weng
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Neuroscape, Sandler Neurosciences Institute
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, USA;
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco;
Center for Healthy Minds
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Monica C. Worline
Center for Positive Organizations
Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA;
Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA

Jamil Zaki
Department of Psychology
Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA

Sasha Zarins
Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Indiana University
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Philip G. Zimbardo
Department of Psychology
Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA


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